Rep. Alisha Thomas Morgan Named One of the Country’s Top Black Women Impacting Education

ATLANTA –State Representative Alisha Thomas Morgan (D-Austell) was recently named one of the top black women affecting education in the country by The Root. Rep. Morgan joins professors, reformers, and other national legislators who were also named to The Root’s list of top black women impacting education.

“I am honored to be among this list of distinguished women,” said Rep. Morgan. “I will continue to work hard locally and nationally to help ensure that our children receive the quality education they deserve.”

Rep. Morgan received this honor based on her leadership for parent empowerment and high quality traditional public and charter schools in Georgia. Additionally, Rep. Morgan has joined a select group of bipartisan national legislators to work with Education Secretary Arne Duncan on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, formerly known as “No Child Left Behind.”

In honor of Women’s History Month, The Root is focusing on the contributions of black women to educational in the United States. For more information about its list of top black women impacting education, please click here.

The Root is the leading online source of news and commentary from an African-American perspective. Founded in 2008 under the leadership of Prof. Henry Louis Gates Jr. of Harvard University, The Root offers breaking news and provides analysis and presents dynamic multimedia content. The Root raises the profile of black voices in mainstream media and engages anyone interested in black culture around the world. The Root is owned by the Washington Post Company.

Representative Alisha Morgan represents the citizens of District 39, which includes portions of Cobb County. She was elected into the House of Representatives in 2002, and currently serves on the Appropriations, Education, Governmental Affairs, Health & Human Services, and Juvenile Justice committees.